Let me just say that today at Loveland was sick. Early season powder/chop = an amazing day. My two friends and I skiied from 9 in the morning until 2 30 in the greatest early season conditions we have had. The runs where getting crowded so we figured why not cut the rope and do a bit of tree skiing. We lap chair 6 and cut off to the right and ski knee deep powder in the trees for a good amount of the day.
My friend was caught cutting the rope at the top of Chair 1 as many people where and he was stopped by ski patrol. Right as he was stopped by ski patrol some other dude dropped in behind him. Ski patrol yells at my friend and tells him that if he is caught doing it again he will be put in jail for ducking a rope.
My question is can you really go to jail (in colorado) for ducking under a rope?